Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Cinnamon Glaze and Chocolate Drizzle

For many of us, fall is the most favourite time of the year, the weather is cooler and the air is crisp. It is a time when we enjoy comfort foods like soups, stews, and of course the flavourful spices used when cooking or baking in recipes like this best baked pumpkin donuts with maple cinnamon glaze and chocolate drizzle.

For this recipe for baked donuts, you will be using pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. Visit a pumpkin patch to get one fresh for baking and make your on puree. If you are not a fan of pumpkin then check out these Apple Cider Donuts or these Blueberry Mini Baked Cake Donuts.

Recipe for Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Do you bake or fry donuts?

When it comes to to donuts, they can either be baked in the oven or deep fried in oil in a pan and now you can even use your air fryer. The fried donuts are yeast recipes that need to rise, light in texture, and medium brown. The baked pumpkin donuts are smaller, baking powder instead of yeast and more compact.

Baked Donuts

If you are counting calories, watching your fat intake or monitoring your cholesterol then you may want to stick to baked pumpkin spice donuts. The temperature they are baked at will give them a paler colour than fried and will be soft inside and out. This is the healthier choice to make.

Fried Donuts

If you aren’t one to worry about the calories and don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, then fried donuts are for you. It only takes a few minutes to cook them this way. They will be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. This is the more favoured way to eat donuts, but the not so healthy option.

How to store baked donuts

There are a few ways to store pumpkin donuts to keep them fresh like plastic wrap or aluminum foil; however, I like to use an air tight container for keeping them fresh longer. They can be kept on the counter or stored in the fridge. If you decide to freeze your homemade baked pumpkin donuts to use at a later date, they can be kept for about 3 months.

Recipe for baked donuts

Recipe for baked pumpkin donuts with Maple Cinnamon Glaze and Chocolate Drizzle


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 6 donuts

Baked Donuts recipe

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice or see our recipe for pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1⁄4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1⁄4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1⁄3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1⁄3 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1⁄4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg (room temp)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter (melted then cooled)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep the donut pan with nonstick baking spray.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.

In a second bowl add pumpkin puree, brown sugar, whole milk, egg, butter, and vanilla extract. With an electric mixer, mix these ingredients together.

Slowly begin to add the dry mixture in with the wet mixture. Scoop the dough into a Ziplock bag, cut a corner of the bag, and evenly put the batter into the 6
donut wells.

Bake at 350 donuts for 10-12 minutes. (Insert a toothpick in the donut, if it comes out clean then the donuts are done. Once done, remove the donuts from the oven.

Set aside to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Flip the pan over and put the donuts on a wire rack to cool completely.

Maple Cinnamon Glaze Recipe

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp whole milk

Add powdered sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup, and milk in a small mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to combine all of the ingredients. (If too thick add a teaspoon or two of milk, stirring to mix it in.

One by one dip each pumpkin donut in the bowl to glaze. Return to the rack to dry. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.

Chocolate glaze recipe for donuts

  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1⁄2 sticks of unsalted butter (cut in pieces)

Add the chocolate chips in a small microwave bowl. Cook the microwave in 20 seconds. Stir with a rubber spatula. Repeat this process until the chocolate is almost totally melted.

At this point remove the bowl of chocolate from the microwave. Add the pieces of butter to the bowl. Stir well to incorporate the butter and chocolate. Use a spoon to add the melted chocolate to a piping bag with a medium round tip. Drizzle the chocolate over the donuts. Allow the chocolate to dry on these pumpkin glazed donuts.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Cinnamon Glaze and Chocolate Drizzle

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Recipe for baked donuts

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Cinnamon Glaze and Chocolate Drizzle

Lyne
This recipe for baked pumpkin donuts with maple cinnamon glaze and chocolate drizzle is the perfect fall treats for the family.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 6 donuts

Ingredients
  

Baked Donuts Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice or see our recipe for pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1 ⁄4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 ⁄4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ⁄3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 ⁄3 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 ⁄4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg room temp
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted then cooled
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Maple cinnamon glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp whole milk

Chocolate Glaze ingredients for donuts

  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1 ⁄2 sticks of unsalted butter cut in pieces

Instructions
 

Baked Donuts Recipe

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep the donut pan with nonstick baking spray.
  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a second bowl add pumpkin puree, brown sugar, whole milk, egg, butter, and vanilla extract. With an electric mixer, mix these ingredients together.
  • Slowly begin to add the dry mixture in with the wet mixture. Scoop the dough into a Ziplock bag, cut a corner of the bag, and evenly put the batter into the 6 donut wells.
  • Bake at 350 donuts for 10-12 minutes. (Insert a toothpick in the donut, if it comes out clean then the donuts are done. Once done, remove the donuts from the oven.
  • Set aside to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Flip the pan over and put the donuts on a wire rack to cool completely.

Maple Cinnamon Glaze Recipe

  • Add powdered sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup, and milk in a small mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to combine all of the ingredients. (If too thick add a teaspoon or two of milk, stirring to mix it in.
  • One by one dip each pumpkin donut in the bowl to glaze. Return to the rack to dry. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.

Chocolate glaze recipe for donuts

  • Add the chocolate chips in a small microwave bowl. Cook the microwave in 20 seconds. Stir with a rubber spatula. Repeat this process until the chocolate is almost totally melted.
  • At this point remove the bowl of chocolate from the microwave. Add the pieces of butter to the bowl. Stir well to incorporate the butter and chocolate. Use a spoon to add the melted chocolate to a piping bag with a medium round tip. Drizzle the chocolate over the donuts. Allow the chocolate to dry on these pumpkin glazed donuts.

Notes

HOW TO STORE BAKED DONUTS
There are a few ways to store pumpkin donuts to keep them fresh like plastic wrap or aluminum foil; however, I like to use an air tight container for keeping them fresh longer. They can be kept on the counter or stored in the fridge. If you decide to freeze your homemade baked pumpkin donuts to use at a later date, they can be kept for about 3 months.
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Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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